William “Dock” Walls
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take on Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in a runoff election on April 7.
The campaigning is over, it’s decision day, and the polls are open. Voters now have a chance to choose whether they want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stay in office, and who they want to represent their ward on the City Council.
Chicago’s mayoral candidates were entering the final hours of campaigning on Monday. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, so candidates were doing everything they can Monday to garner votes.
Three of the men who want to be the next mayor of Chicago made a case today for why they should get Chicagoans’ votes on this final weekend before Election Day, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports while the mayor is sprinting for the magic number of 50 plus one needed to avoid a runoff election, one of his challengers appears to be separating himself from the others.
With their final debate over and done with, Mayor Emanuel’s opponents are charting the next steps in their efforts to unseat him, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
WBBM’s Craig Delilmore reports this debate focused largely on issues affecting the African American community and Mayor Emanuel more than once referred to President Barack Obama’s expected visit to designate part of the far South Side’s Pullman community as a national park.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his challengers addressed the city’s budget and crippling pension debt in their second formal debate on Friday, and the mayor left the door open just a tiny bit on a possible property tax hike.
The candidates for mayor squared off in the first of five debates on Tuesday, when they met with the Chicago Tribune editorial board.
A new poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel holding a solid, but not comfortable, lead over his nearest competitor in next month’s election.
Cash-strapped mayoral hopeful William “Dock” Walls says his campaign is going strong, and getting stronger in race pitting four challengers against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared to outline his economic development agenda for a possible second term in office, his challengers were lining up to criticize his record during his first term.
The nation’s largest red light camera program, which has been discredited as being more about revenue than safety, came under heavy fire Saturday at a candidates’ forum on the West Side.
Seven more challengers got in before Monday’s 5 p.m. filing deadline. They joined two others who filed when Emanuel did last week, when the period opened.
This week, Ashley Walls was working in the slums of Florianopolis and suddenly became ill and died from an undisclosed illness. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
The mayoral debates so far seem to have drawn a collective yawn from many Chicago voters.
At a forum to discuss making public schools healthier on Friday, the candidates for mayor touched on a number of other issues facing Chicago Public Schools, as well as the race for mayor itself.
When Rahm Emanuel and Gery Chico took a pass on a mayoral forum Saturday at a Chatham church, fellow candidates Carol Moseley Braun and Miguel del Valle took notice.
One of the lesser-known candidates for Mayor has come up with one novel way to bypass some of the City’s problems with its parking meter privatization.
A group of candidates — three for Chicago mayor, one for clerk and one for alderman — filed a federal lawsuit Monday claiming the requirement of 12,500 petition signatures to get on the ballot is unconstitutional.